Josh Gordon Learns His Fate In Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly parting ways with Josh Gordon.

The Chiefs are cutting the veteran receiver after he spent the 2021 season with the franchise, according to Tom Pelissero.

However, this might not be the end of Gordon's time with the team. Pelissero reported it's a numbers game at the moment, but "the team is open to him returning" if things work out. He was previously briefly released by the team before re-signing in early 2022.

Last season, Gordon appeared in 12 games for the Chiefs and caught a total of five passes for 32 yards and a touchdown.

The stats weren't stellar, but that's not really important when it comes to Josh Gordon.

After several off-the-field issues with substance abuse resulted in Gordon getting suspended over and over again and missing multiple seasons, he managed to stay on the straight and narrow the entire time he was with the Chiefs.

Ever since he entered the league back in 2012 with the Cleveland Browns, Gordon seemed to run into trouble with the league's substance abuse policy on a regular basis.

The talented football player even admitted in an interview with GQ that he started using hard drugs as a kid, and those problems with substance abuse followed him through the vast majority of his college and NFL career.

However, he managed to put all his issues behind him and stay out of trouble with the Chiefs. He's clearly done a lot to get on the right path.

Hopefully, Josh Gordon continues to get some more reps in the NFL. You always want to see a great comeback story succeed.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.